Cat Ba Island Overview
Cat Ba is the largest island in the Northern Gulf and approximately half of island is covered by a National Park, which is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba langur. This golden-headed langur is rarely seen, as fewer than 60 specimens are thought to live in the wild, although it is the subject of a well-organized conservation program namely the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Program, an international NGO that has placed office at the National Park Head Quarters.
The Cat Ba National Park covers both marine and land areas and has a high biodiversity, although it has risk from too rapid an increase in tourism. Other mammals in the Park include oriental giant squirrels and civet cats. Outside of Cat Ba town is a beautiful island with many sites to discover.